New York City Lawyers — Resolving Construction Disputes
Disputes often are part of the construction process. There may be disagreements about the scope or cost of work, allocations of responsibility and the meaning of even the most carefully drafted contract provision.
At the New York City law firm of Greenberg, Trager & Herbst, LLP, our lawyers are experienced litigators and advocate for clients involved in all types of construction litigation. Our goal always is to resolve the problem in a client-favorable manner that is efficient, timely and cost-effective. Contact us for more information and to schedule a consultation regarding your specific matter.
Typical Issues in Construction Litigation
Our lawyers help clients resolve disputes involving:
- Mechanic’s liens
- New York City Department of Buildings violations
- Breach of contract and breach of warranty claims
- Adjoining property owner disputes
- Construction defects and construction deficiencies
- Payment disputes
- Delay and inefficiency claims
- Bond and insurance claims
- Disputes with adjoining property owners involving access and damage
- Construction site accidents
- Abandonment and termination of a project
Minimizing Litigation Costs
We represent owners, owner-developers, contractors and design professionals in construction litigation. Our New York City construction litigation attorneys are sensitive to the costs of litigation. One way we work to minimize expense is to staff litigation as cost-effectively as possible, being flexible in how we assign paralegals and attorneys. Another way we keep control of costs is by trying to prevent litigation altogether, drafting contracts with an eye to areas of potential litigation and working to eliminate ambiguities.
The Role of Our New York City Contract Dispute Attorneys
We try to resolve construction disputes in a manner that is practical from a business perspective, cost-effective and at the earliest stage possible. That may involve mediation, arbitration or other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Resolving disputes might require only a letter informing the other side of what is at issue and how it can be resolved, or it might require a trial and/or appeal. Our attorneys have been litigating construction disputes for many years. We are equally adept in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. We work with consultants whenever necessary to help our clients prevail.